2010 03 27 - Osaka day 2
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March 27th, 2010 – by: whereisavg
We got to the competition in time and I immediately realised how different everything was. I had to hand in several cubes already even though the actual events weren't untill later that day. There was a personal envelop for everyone with a personal schedule, including scrambling and jury duties. And the payment was per event unlike the fixed price in European competitions. I guess that explained why many people only participated in several events which is a real shame I think.
I did quite well on everything that day and made it through the qualifications for most events. And in my specialties (Fewest Moves and Big Cubes) I actually got 2 second places. Sachi went to the hospital and got some really powerful medicine. Fortunately everything went by so well organised that we had a long lunchbreak. Time to go shopping for some essentials like a powerplugadapter, a usb adapter and some extra videotapes in a place as big as Ikea but 7 stories high, crawling with people shopping for the latest technical gadgets.
An afternoon of competition was followed by a well organised group dinner.
Then it was time to take the trains back to the Mondo house again. His father picked us up by car and I was shown how he parked it in an extremely tight spot in front of his house. At that moment I realised Efficiency wasn't just common in Japan, it is a lifestyle everyone seems to have adopted and that controls society. Anyway, we spent the evening solving escape puzzles, learning about Ryosukes amazing memorysystem for solving up to 100 cubes blindfolded and relaxed in the Japanese bath again
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